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« on: April 13, 2009, 12:33:40 AM »

Ok so I have medium to longish curly hair. I like it, it looks good down. I look HIDEOUS with it up at all, because my face is just so ... round.

Do I HAVE to wear it slicked back? In a low bun?

Suggestions ideas?

OH ....and for standard what would look good in it?

And where can I find decent pictures from blackpool of hairstyles?

I really want to get to the point of competing top level or well to look like I am  Wink But I want to LOOK good doing it too.
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« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2009, 12:44:11 AM »

Ok so I have medium to longish curly hair. I like it, it looks good down. I look HIDEOUS with it up at all, because my face is just so ... round.

Do I HAVE to wear it slicked back? In a low bun?

Suggestions ideas?

I really want to get to the point of competing top level or well to look like I am  Wink But I want to LOOK good doing it too.

I would suggest a couple of things to do.

Play around with different styles yourself. Look at dance pictures and look for dancers that have the same shape face as yours. Try to copy what they do with their hair and see what you like on yourself.

The other thing that might be an idea for you to do is, next time there is a competition that you are going to but not dancing, have one of the hair people do your hair for you. They might give you some ideas of what to do with your hair that fits the shape of your face. Get some different suggestions and then try it for yourself.

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« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2009, 05:19:53 AM »

Its a great question - but the hair does not have to be in a bun, the most important thing is that its off your face and that it does not flop around.  I always have bangs but what I do is immobilize them with hair spray so that there is no movement even with the sharpest tango flick.

Its a great point though as updos certainly favor some women ...
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« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2009, 02:50:24 PM »

I'm looking for somewhere that sells hairpieces.  You know, the ones that are already styled and or have jewelry in them.  If anyone knows of a site I would appreciate it if you would let me know.
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« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2009, 04:04:43 PM »

I'm looking for somewhere that sells hairpieces.  You know, the ones that are already styled and or have jewelry in them.  If anyone knows of a site I would appreciate it if you would let me know.

Sorry, I have always done that kind of shopping in Blackpool. The people that I use always have a booth there. I will ask them for their web-site once I get there. That will not be until end of May though, hope you can wait.

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« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2009, 04:14:15 PM »

Thanks, that would be great.  My firend has gotten some at Blackpool too and she loves them.  I should start a franchise here.
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« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2009, 04:18:38 PM »

Thanks, that would be great.  My firend has gotten some at Blackpool too and she loves them.  I should start a franchise here.

If you are really interested in that PM me. I am sure they would love to spread their wings. I have know them for 20+ years so shouldn't be a problem to at least talk. Wink

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« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2009, 04:33:46 PM »

Dora,

Is there a way to find out who the venders are at Blackpool? Maybe we can start a vender thread or something with links to their sites, etc?.


If you are really interested in that PM me. I am sure they would love to spread their wings. I have know them for 20+ years so shouldn't be a problem to at least talk. Wink

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« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2009, 05:17:29 PM »

Dora,

Is there a way to find out who the venders are at Blackpool? Maybe we can start a vender thread or something with links to their sites, etc?.


If you are really interested in that PM me. I am sure they would love to spread their wings. I have know them for 20+ years so shouldn't be a problem to at least talk. Wink

Dora-Satya Veda

There are some that has been there for decades. I could probably find some of them with making some contacts to my friends over there. I can bring all the information back once I am there. Let me know what you want to do.

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« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2009, 10:16:16 PM »

My face quite round and wide, I realized one thing you can't do to yourself if you have a wide face is to divide up your hair in the middle, this way makes your face look even wider. French twist gives an illusion of long neck. I always tell my hair stylist not to divide up my hair front,, but to pull all of them back and pick up a little.
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« Reply #10 on: April 14, 2009, 10:35:57 AM »

Dora,

Is there a way to find out who the venders are at Blackpool? Maybe we can start a vender thread or something with links to their sites, etc?.


If you are really interested in that PM me. I am sure they would love to spread their wings. I have know them for 20+ years so shouldn't be a problem to at least talk. Wink

Dora-Satya Veda

There are some that has been there for decades. I could probably find some of them with making some contacts to my friends over there. I can bring all the information back once I am there. Let me know what you want to do.

Dora-Satya Veda

Definitely. I'll email you
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« Reply #11 on: April 14, 2009, 10:37:01 AM »

My face quite round and wide, I realized one thing you can't do to yourself if you have a wide face is to divide up your hair in the middle, this way makes your face look even wider. French twist gives an illusion of long neck. I always tell my hair stylist not to divide up my hair front,, but to pull all of them back and pick up a little.

Well it must work. Because seeing you dance, I did not get the impression that your face was wide at all. You looked so graceful and pretty!!!!!!!
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« Reply #12 on: April 14, 2009, 09:36:31 PM »

I watched the 2008 superstars of dance tape the other day and all the girls had the same hairstyle and I did not think it suited them all. High on top middle and tight on the sides. Some I thought were too blonde for the colour of their skin.

Most people know what works well for themselves. It is nice to experiment but not for a major comp. IMO
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« Reply #13 on: April 15, 2009, 06:59:34 AM »

For the past couple of comps I've had a little bun, which didn't really stay in place very well. It suited me, but after a couple of hours it moved. This comp I'm going for just a high ponytail with a flashy hairband. If I have hair slicked back from my face it looks horrible (because my fringe is usually at the sides of my face, so I have a hair tan!) so I tend to just coat them in hairspray and put them back with just enough over my face to cover my tan.
If it flicks DP in the face (which I'm hoping it wont: he's almost a foot taller than me) then I can somehow secure it more, but I don't think it will.
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« Reply #14 on: April 15, 2009, 10:05:41 AM »

For the past couple of comps I've had a little bun, which didn't really stay in place very well. It suited me, but after a couple of hours it moved. This comp I'm going for just a high ponytail with a flashy hairband. If I have hair slicked back from my face it looks horrible (because my fringe is usually at the sides of my face, so I have a hair tan!) so I tend to just coat them in hairspray and put them back with just enough over my face to cover my tan.
If it flicks DP in the face (which I'm hoping it wont: he's almost a foot taller than me) then I can somehow secure it more, but I don't think it will.

If you look at some of the comp pics with the ponytails girls are wearing, some secure them and they do not move, but I do not see a visible way they secured it. It was ingenious!
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